Fiera Capital is eyeing a dozen potential acquisitions globally, targeting a 50% AUM increase by 2020 as the need for more scale and alt asset expertise grows across the funds industry.
Companies can push up their stock prices and indicate strong financial heath by buying back shares, but they need to do so at the right time and for the right reasons, say experts.
Ex-APG AM man joins AMP Capital; UBS Pan-Asia fixed income head departing; Macquarie IM names Asia head, distribution chief; BNY Mellon WM's new Greater China head, and more.
The $118 public pension fund has ramped up its exposure to private markets as it prepares to open an office in Asia.
New Asia head for Greenwich Associates; Janus Henderson loses Asia distribution chief; LGIM hires ex-SLI man; BlackRock Apac equity man to leave, and more.
The $151 billion scheme's chief investment officer tells AsianInvestor about its potential expansion strategy for the region, where it has $22 billion allocated.
Investment experts give their latest thoughts on the general merits of emerging markets investing in the wake of Argentina's gathering crisis as the peso falls to a record low.
Asia continues to get the most attention from private equity investors in emerging markets, but some feel they are wrong to overlook certain other regions.
Hong Kong fund industry veteran points to a future where capitalism is redefined and technology helps traditional financial services meet the challenge.
Legg Mason loses China insto head; Jack Lin talks new MSCI role; KKR lures CLSA man to become property head; Former WTW research head joins Oreana; Value Partners fund manager exits, and more.
As index provider MSCI announces the first Chinese stocks to be included in its emerging-market benchmarks, fund executives discuss which investors are driving A-share allocations.
As typical real estate investment yields continue to fall, asset owners are increasingly looking at obtaining returns from the financing portion of property deals.
Allocations to continental European equities are heavily down, despite encouraging economic news and fund managers saying in a key survey in April that they find the region appealing.
The British insurer is likely to increase its allocation to the region as part of an international diversification drive, says UK life chief investment officer Ashish Dafria.
The new emerging markets firm has applied for licences in the city and plans to hire investment staff there this year. Founder Mark Mobius spoke frankly to AsianInvestor.
Last month, we brought insights from leading regional asset owners including AIG, HSBC Insurance and Allianz, looked at top hiring trends and announced award winners.
Some in the insurance industry want to see European regulators reconsider their "punitive" risk charges for unlisted equity investments. This could have implications in Asia.
Product distributors in Asia are seen to be eyeing more factor, income and alternative strategies, with equity volatility expected to remain high and interest rates set to rise.
Two recent surveys reveal how investors are looking increasingly to riskier assets around the world and illiquid areas, notable real estate, as they seek higher returns.
The insurer's chief investment officer for international markets says real interest rates in developed countries could stay negative for 20 years, so investors should plan accordingly.